Cheap Acura RDX Insurance in San Jose

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Insurance for Acura RDXIt's an obvious statement that auto insurance companies don't want you comparing rates. Insureds who compare other rates will probably move their business because the odds are good of finding discount prices. A study showed that people who made a habit of comparing rate quotes saved on average $850 each year as compared to drivers who never compared prices.

If finding the cheapest price for Acura RDX insurance in San Jose is your target objective, then learning a little about how to quote and compare coverages can save time and make the process easier.

Really, the only way to get budget Acura RDX insurance is to regularly compare prices from providers in San Jose.

  1. Take a little time to learn about coverages and the measures you can take to keep rates low. Many factors that increase rates like accidents, traffic tickets, and a poor credit score can be controlled by making minor driving habit or lifestyle changes.
  2. Request rate estimates from direct, independent, and exclusive agents. Exclusive agents and direct companies can only quote rates from one company like GEICO or State Farm, while independent agents can provide price quotes for a wide range of companies.
  3. Compare the quotes to the premium of your current policy and determine if there is any savings. If you can save money, make sure coverage is continuous and does not lapse.
  4. Give notification to your current company of your intent to cancel your current policy and submit a down payment along with a completed application to your new agent or company. Once coverage is bound, place the new certificate of insurance in your vehicle's glove compartment or console.

One thing to point out is to make sure you enter identical coverage information on each quote request and and to get price estimates from as many carriers as you can. Doing this guarantees a fair rate comparison and the best price selection.

Discounts mean cheaper rates for Acura RDX insurance in San Jose

Insurance is neither fun to buy or cheap, but you may find discounts that many people don't even know exist. Most are applied when you purchase, but some must be requested specifically prior to receiving the credit.Discount insurance

  • Discounts for Safe Drivers - Drivers without accidents could pay up to 40% less compared to rates paid by drivers with frequent claims.
  • Waiver for an Accident - Not really a discount, but a few companies such as Liberty Mutual, Allstate and State Farm will forgive one accident without the usual rate increase if you have no claims before the accident.
  • Anti-theft System - Cars, trucks, and SUVs equipped with tracking devices and advanced anti-theft systems can help prevent theft and will qualify for a discount on a San Jose auto insurance quote.
  • Low Mileage - Low annual miles could qualify for discounted insurance rates on garaged vehicles.
  • Anti-lock Brakes - Cars, trucks, and SUVs that have anti-lock braking systems are much safer to drive so companies give up to a 10% discount.
  • Defensive Driver Discounts - Completing a course in driver safety may get you a small discount and easily recoup the cost of the course.
  • New Car Discount - Buying a new car instead of a used RDX may earn a small discount compared to insuring an older model.
  • Safety Restraint Discount - Drivers who require all vehicle occupants to wear their seat belts may be able to save a few bucks off the PIP or medical payment premium.
  • Organization Discounts - Belonging to a civic or occupational organization in San Jose can get you a small discount on your next renewal.
  • Senior Citizen Discount - Drivers that qualify as senior citizens can possibly qualify for better insurance rates.

Don't be surprised that most discount credits are not given to the overall cost of the policy. Some only apply to specific coverage prices like liability and collision coverage. Just because it seems like it's possible to get free car insurance, insurance companies aren't that generous.

The information below shows the difference between Acura RDX car insurance costs with and without discounts. The prices are based on a female driver, no driving violations, no at-fault accidents, California state minimum liability limits, comp and collision included, and $500 deductibles. The first bar for each age group shows premium with no discounts. The second shows the rates with multi-car, multi-policy, marriage, claim-free, safe-driver, and homeowner discounts applied.

Large insurance companies and some of the premium reductions they offer can be found below.

  • State Farm discounts include Steer Clear safe driver discount, student away at school, good driver, Drive Safe & Save, and anti-theft.
  • Farmers Insurance may include discounts for good student, alternative fuel, switch companies, homeowner, business and professional, youthful driver, and multi-car.
  • Progressive offers discounts including multi-policy, good student, multi-vehicle, continuous coverage, and online signing.
  • GEICO may offer discounts for defensive driver, anti-theft, membership and employees, military active duty, five-year accident-free, and multi-vehicle.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance offers discounts for group or association, safe vehicle, paperless, paid in full, multiple vehicles, and good student.
  • The Hartford has discounts for good student, air bag, defensive driver, driver training, and anti-theft.
  • Farm Bureau may have discounts that include multi-vehicle, renewal discount, youthful driver, driver training, safe driver, 55 and retired, and good student.
  • USAA has savings for loyalty savings, good student, vehicle storage, new vehicle, annual mileage, safe driver, and multi-policy.

If you are trying to find cheaper San Jose auto insurance quotes, ask every insurance company to apply every possible discount. Some of the discounts discussed earlier might not be available to policyholders in San Jose. If you would like to see a list of providers with discount insurance rates in San Jose, follow this link.

To find cheaper prices, there are a couple of ways to compare rate quotes from many available insurance companies in California. The recommended way to lower the rate you pay for Acura RDX insurance is to perform an online rate comparison.

Comparing rate quotes online is fast and free, and it makes it a waste of time to go to local San Jose insurance agencies. The ability to buy insurance online eliminates this option unless you want the personal advice that only a licensed agent can provide. You can, however, price shop online but purchase the actual policy in an agency.

When quoting insurance, remember that getting more free quotes increases the chance that you will find a lower rate. Some smaller insurers do not give online San Jose RDX insurance quotes, so it's recommended that you also compare price estimates from them, too.

The following companies are our best choices to provide free rate quotes in California. If more than one company is shown, we suggest you get rate quotes from several of them in order to find the most competitive rates.

Analysis of Acura RDX rates

The premium table displayed below covers detailed analysis of policy rates for Acura RDX models. Understanding more about how rates are established is important for you to make smart choices when comparing insurance rates.

Acura RDX Insurance Rates in San Jose, CA
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
RDX 2WD $272 $534 $454 $26 $136 $1,422 $119
RDX AWD $272 $534 $454 $26 $136 $1,422 $119
RDX Technology Package 2WD $306 $628 $454 $26 $136 $1,550 $129
RDX Technology Package AWD $306 $628 $454 $26 $136 $1,550 $129
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Data based on single male driver age 40, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, $500 deductibles, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-vehicle, claim-free, safe-driver, homeowner, and multi-policy. Premium amounts do not factor in San Jose location which can impact premiums significantly.

Physical damage deductible comparison

One of the most common auto insurance questions is how high should the physical damage deductibles be. The figures shown below may help you to understand the cost difference when you buy lower versus higher deductibles. The first price estimate table uses a $100 deductible and the second data table uses a $500 deductible.

Acura RDX insurance policy rates with $100 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
RDX 2WD $380 $686 $376 $22 $112 $1,601 $133
RDX AWD $380 $686 $376 $22 $112 $1,601 $133
RDX Technology Package 2WD $430 $810 $376 $22 $112 $1,775 $148
RDX Technology Package AWD $430 $810 $376 $22 $112 $1,775 $148
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Acura RDX insurance policy rates with $500 deductibles
Model Comp Collision Liability Medical UM/UIM Annual Premium Monthly Premium
RDX 2WD $278 $464 $376 $22 $112 $1,252 $104
RDX AWD $278 $464 $376 $22 $112 $1,252 $104
RDX Technology Package 2WD $314 $546 $376 $22 $112 $1,370 $114
RDX Technology Package AWD $314 $546 $376 $22 $112 $1,370 $114
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Data assumes married male driver age 30, no speeding tickets, no at-fault accidents, and California minimum liability limits. Discounts applied include multi-policy, homeowner, claim-free, safe-driver, and multi-vehicle. Table data does not factor in specific San Jose garaging location which can raise or lower prices significantly.

Based on the figures above, using a $100 deductible costs about $32 more each month or $384 a year than quoting the higher $500 deductible. Due to the fact that you would have to pay $400 more out of your own pocket with a $500 deductible as compared to a $100 deductible, if you have more than 13 months between claim filings, you would more than likely save some money going with the higher deductible.

The information below shows how choosing a deductible and can influence Acura RDX insurance rates for different categories of driver ages. The information is based on a single female driver, full physical damage coverage, and no policy discounts are applied.

Auto insurance rates are higher with tickets and accidents

The example below demonstrates how speeding tickets and accident claims impact Acura RDX insurance rates for different age groups. The data is based on a single female driver, comp and collision included, $100 deductibles, and no discounts are taken into consideration.

Which is the best auto insurance?

When it comes to buying insurance from an agent or online, there is no one-size-fits-all type of policy. Everyone's situation is unique.Higher deductibles save money

For example, these questions can help discover if your situation will benefit from professional help.

  • Does my policy cover me when driving someone else's vehicle?
  • Do I benefit by insuring my home with the same company?
  • What is an SR-22 filing?
  • Will I lose any money if I cancel my policy before it expires?
  • When does my teenage driver need to be added to my policy?
  • Am I covered by my employer's commercial auto policy when driving my personal car for business?

If you don't know the answers to these questions, you may need to chat with a licensed agent. To find an agent in your area, simply complete this short form.

Car insurance agents can give valuable advice

A small number of people just prefer to go talk to an agent and that can be a great decision The biggest benefit of comparing rates online is that drivers can save money and get the best rates but still work with a licensed agent. And providing support for local insurance agents is still important in San Jose.

Insurance agency in San JoseTo make it easy to find an agent, after completing this quick form, your insurance data gets sent to local insurance agents in San Jose who will gladly provide quotes for your auto insurance coverage. You won't even need to find an agent on your own because quoted prices will be sent directly to you. You'll get the best rates without the usual hassles of price shopping. If you need to quote rates from a specific insurance company, just jump over to their website to submit a rate quote request.

Different types of auto insurance agents in San Jose

When searching for a reputable insurance agent or broker, you must know there are a couple different types of agencies and how they work. Auto insurance agencies are classified as either independent (non-exclusive) or exclusive.

Independent Agents (or Brokers)

Agents in the independent channel are not limited to a single company so as a result can place your coverage with multiple insurance companies and get you the best rates possible. If they quote lower rates, they simply switch companies in-house and you don't have to do anything.

If you need cheaper auto insurance rates, you need to include several independent insurance agents to have the most options to choose from.

Shown below is a short list of independent insurance agents in San Jose that may be able to provide free rate quotes.


1639 Meridian Ave a - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 286-4467 - View Map


4010 Moorpark Ave #117 - San Jose, CA 95117 - (408) 604-0092 - View Map

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1271 Story Rd #50 - San Jose, CA 95122 - (408) 971-4172 - View Map

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Exclusive Insurance Agents

Agents in the exclusive channel are contracted to one company and some examples include State Farm, Allstate, or Farmers Insurance. Exclusive agents cannot shop your coverage around so always compare other rates. Exclusive agents are trained well on their products and sales techniques and that enables them to sell even at higher rates.

The following are exclusive insurance agencies in San Jose that are able to give rate quotes.


950 S Bascom Ave #2113 - San Jose, CA 95128 - (408) 297-6686 - View Map


1080 Minnesota Ave # 4 - San Jose, CA 95125 - (408) 294-4348 - View Map


5615 Cottle Rd - San Jose, CA 95123 - (408) 365-7268 - View Map

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Deciding on an insurance agency is decision based upon more than just the bottom line cost. Ask your prospective agent these questions:

  • Will a damage claim use OEM or aftermarket replacement parts?
  • If you are a high risk driver, do they have special markets for your coverage?
  • Do they carry Errors and Omissions coverage?
  • Who is covered by the car insurance policy?
  • Is there a 24/7 contact number?
  • What is their Better Business Bureau rating?
  • Will you work with the agent or an assistant?

After receiving acceptable answers to any questions you have as well as offering an affordable quote, you may have just found an insurance agency that will properly insure your vehicles.

Specifics of your car insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of your car insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need and proper limits and deductibles. Policy terminology can be ambiguous and reading a policy is terribly boring.

Comprehensive protection

Comprehensive insurance coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage that is not covered by collision coverage. A deductible will apply then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers things such as vandalism, hail damage, damage from getting keyed and damage from a tornado or hurricane. The maximum payout your car insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if it's not worth much more than your deductible it's not worth carrying full coverage.

Collision protection

Collision coverage will pay to fix damage to your RDX resulting from colliding with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision can pay for claims like colliding with another moving vehicle, damaging your car on a curb, hitting a mailbox, hitting a parking meter and rolling your car. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to bump up the deductible on your RDX to save money on collision insurance.

Medical expense coverage

Med pay and PIP coverage pay for bills for hospital visits, ambulance fees and rehabilitation expenses. They can be utilized in addition to your health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. It covers you and your occupants and will also cover any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP coverage is only offered in select states but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage

Uninsured or underinsured coverage

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage protects you and your vehicle's occupants when the "other guys" either have no liability insurance or not enough. It can pay for injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your Acura RDX.

Since many California drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits (15/30/5), it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages should not be overlooked. Usually your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages do not exceed the liability coverage limits.

Liability coverages

Liability insurance provides protection from damage or injury you incur to a person or their property by causing an accident. This insurance protects YOU from legal claims by others. Liability doesn't cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. As an example, you may have values of 15/30/5 which stand for $15,000 in coverage for each person's injuries, $30,000 for the entire accident, and a limit of $5,000 paid for damaged property. Another option is a combined limit which combines the three limits into one amount and claims can be made without the split limit restrictions.

Liability insurance covers claims like repair bills for other people's vehicles, emergency aid, structural damage and legal defense fees. How much liability coverage do you need? That is a decision to put some thought into, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford. California requires minimum liability limits of 15/30/5 but you should consider buying more coverage.

The illustration below shows why low liability limits may not be enough coverage.

Cheaper auto insurance is a realistic goal

You just read a lot of ways to shop for Acura RDX insurance online. It's most important to understand that the more rate comparisons you have, the higher your chance of finding affordable San Jose auto insurance quotes. You may even find the most savings is with a company that doesn't do a lot of advertising.

As you quote San Jose auto insurance, make sure you don't skimp on coverage in order to save money. There are a lot of situations where an insured dropped liability limits or collision coverage to discover at claim time that saving that couple of dollars actually costed them tens of thousands. Your aim should be to buy a smart amount of coverage at the best price.

Budget-conscious Acura RDX insurance can be sourced on the web as well as from insurance agents, so get free San Jose auto insurance quotes from both of them to have the best rate selection. Some companies may not provide the ability to get a quote online and most of the time these small, regional companies only sell coverage through independent agencies.

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